Posts by: renee

Sauteed Summer Corn and Zucchini

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With summer comes a ton of fresh produce. This is the time of year that I live for. Fresh fruit that actually tastes good. Fresh veggies readily available that aren’t just brassicas and root veggies and are local. If you’re lucky enough to have a home garden (I’m counting down the years...

Classic Meaty Lasagna

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I haven’t had lasagna in a while. I think the last time I made it was with and for my high school sweetheart. I was leaving for like 5 days for Thanksgiving in Idaho, and I knew he’d just live off of frozen pizzas or Subway if I didn’t make...

Nostalgia-Inducing Rhubarb Crisp

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Any homemade dessert with fresh garden ingredients like rhubarb, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, etc. make me think of my nana. My nana is in Idaho. I visit her every few years. I didn’t grow up eating much of her food because I didn’t start staying with her in the summer until...

3 Must-Try Summer Simple Syrup Recipes

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Simple syrups are great for many things like cocktails, coffees, and even some baking recipes. I really want to start “homesteading” more… Well, as much as one can living in a metropolis and in an apartment. But I really love the idea of doing more homemade things and using more...

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

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Homemade Cinnamon Apple Pancakes… It’s hard to imagine anything more homey and comforting. Can’t you just imagine being a kid in a 50s sitcom, waking up on a Monday morning to the smell of homemade cinnamon apple pancakes wafting up the stairs waiting for you before school. Ok… maybe that...

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

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A Belgian waffle with strawberry syrup and whipped cream were my favorite thing as a child. I remember eating at Shari’s as a kid, and I loved going there because they served breakfast all day long, and my mom would sometimes let me order a waffle with strawberry syrup and...

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Banana bread is one of the most comfort food snacks that I can think of. If you’re in the U.S., banana bread is probably something you’ve been eating since childhood. It’s easy to make, it’s a perfect way to use up overly right bananas, and it’s delicious. I thought banana nut...

Pulled Pork in an Instant Pot

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Pulled pork is something that I absolutely adore, but it wasn’t anything that I had often at all as a kid. My mom was really just not a big cuts of meat type cook. We ate tons and tons of pasta. We at a lot of stir fries. We at...